The Gorgon (1964 United Kingdom)

The Gorgon should be viewed more as a doomed love story featuring a legendary horror character. To call this a horror film is just wrong, and marketing it as such has done the movie few favours over the years. Director Terence Fisher always thought of The Gorgon as one of his best films, and he was right to do so for it’s a hauntingly beautiful piece of work. Definitely one of Hammer’s most visually accomplished efforts. And if anyone dares laugh at the special effects they will be turned to stone! And if you are a connoisseur of facial hair, this one’s for you, Grandma. There are plenty of hairy men on display, frowning impressively. [Read more…]

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The above stat is pretty respectable for You Tube. Yours truly should have pitched in and made it 29 but I couldn’t be bothered signing in. Sting gives you a catchy tune, a great bass riff, lines that rhyme, some political-metaphysical speculations. And if you had five bucks and wanted to buy this single back in 1982, you’d even get some change. Now that’s value for $.

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